Folk Psychologies Across Cultures

Author: R. M Thomas

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780761924609

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

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Thomas offers a framework for comparing the folk psychologies of different cultures in terms of a group's conception of reality, ways of knowing, causes of events, and rituals. Folk psychology refers to the set of beliefs shared by members of a group regarding how other people's minds work and about the beliefs that result from such a view of mental life.

Psychology: The Key Concepts

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134082649

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Psychology: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive overview of 200 concepts central to a solid understanding of Psychology and includes the latest recommendations from the British Psychology Society (BPS). The focus is on practical uses of Psychology in settings such as nursing, education and human resources, with topics ranging from Gender to Psychometrics and Perception.

Cultural Psychology of Health in India

Well-being, Medicine and Traditional Health Care

Author: Ajit K. Dalal

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351509796

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Can indigenous healing practices be integrated with medical treatment to promote public health care service in India? This book offers a holistic concept of health, encompassing the four major domains such as prevention, treatment, promotion of good health and rehabilitation. It looks at the fast-growing field of research on health and well-being from a cultural psychological perspective, focusing mainly on indigenous Indian practices. It examines health care systems that have evolved in different cultural set-ups, building on prevailing values, traditions and ethos of particular societies. Straddling both theoretical and practical issues regarding illness recovery, maintenance of good health and enhancing the quality of well-being, it also looks at psychosocial barriers in rehabilitation. The study brings together two diverse streams of health care—modern medicine and traditional Indian systems, including Ayurveda, yoga and folk healing—for their complementary roles in providing holistic and affordable health care services in India.

The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Kirk J. Schneider,J. Fraser Pierson,James F. T. Bugental

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483311864

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

View: 6067


The Second Edition of the cutting edge work, The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology, by Kirk J. Schneider, J. Fraser Pierson and James F. T. Bugental, represents the very latest scholarship in the field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Set against trends inclined toward psychological standardization and medicalization, the handbook offers a rich tapestry of reflection by the leading person-centered scholars of our time. Their range in topics is far-reaching—from the historical, theoretical and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic and multicultural. The new edition of this widely adopted and highly praised work has been thoroughly updated in accordance with the most current knowledge, and includes thirteen new chapters and sections, as well as contributions from twenty-three additional authors to extend the humanistic legacy to the emerging generation of students, scholars, and practitioners.

Handbook of Indian Psychology

Author: K. Ramakrishna Rao,A. C. Paranjpe,Ajit K. Dalal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 648

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Indian psychology is a distinct psychological tradition rooted in the native Indian ethos. It manifests in the multitude of practices prevailing in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Unlike the mainstream psychology, Indian psychology is not overwhelmingly materialist-reductionist in character. It goes beyond the conventional third-person forms of observation to include the study of first-person phenomena such as subjective experience in its various manifestations and associated cognitive phenomena. It does not exclude the investigation of extraordinary states of consciousness and exceptional human abilities. The quintessence of Indian nature is its synthetic stance that results in a magical bridging of dichotomies such as natural and supernatural, secular and sacred, and transactional and transcendental. The result is a psychology that is practical, positive, holistic and inclusive. The Handbook of Indian Psychology is an attempt to explore the concepts, methods and models of psychology systematically from the above perspective. The Handbook is the result of the collective efforts of more than thirty leading international scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds. In thirty-one chapters, the authors depict the nuances of classical Indian thought, discuss their relevance to contemporary concerns, and draw out the implications and applications for teaching, research and practice of psychology.